Another discussion about how the atmosphere and direction for the film developed
. While the classic Claremont/Miller story is the strong influence Mangold also looked for other inspirations.
I like this part.
“One of the models I used working on the film was The Outlaw Josey Wales,” Mangold says. “You find Logan and his love is gone, his mentors are gone, many of his friends are gone, his own sense of purpose – what am I doing, why do I bother – and his exhaustion is high. He has lived a long time, and he’s tired. He’s tired of the pain. [...] What I wrote on the back of the script when I first read it was ‘Everyone I love will die.’ The story I’ve been telling, he enters it believing that. Therefore he’s living in a kind of isolation. He gets drawn to Japan by an old friendship and then finds himself in a labyrinth of deceit, caught up in the agendas of mobsters, of wealth, and other powers we come to understand.”
My expectations for this film keep rising.